MY EFFORT MUST=MY REWARD

I fell asleep to “Nothing but Thieves” the entire album then “Portal” the album “Blood Red Tape”

I exercised to “Lamb of God” the album “As the Palaces Burn”

 

“Nothing but Thieves” reminds me a lot of “The Bends” album by Radiohead.  Portal reminds me of “Tool”.  That’s very high praise if you ask me.

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I’ve change the numbers for my exercises.  Crunches are the same, but everything else has changed.

I don’t think of myself as physically disabled.  Sure there are things I’ve tried doing multiple times where the effort doesn’t live up to the reward.  There are many things that I can do though.  Example, Kim puts the junk food she buys on the top shelf of the pantry.  If I can see it, I’m able to stand up holding the door frame for balance & “bye, bye, bye” junk food!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If I’ve tried doing something with maximum effort & I still find it difficult, it goes on the back burner to try again later.

 

Ingredient label for Coors Light 99.99% water + 0.01% beer flavouring = expensive water

 

Pearl Jam shared it from 2000….

 

Walk Off The Earth shared it….

 

Official “Bang Bang” video from Green Day.  Video inside the link

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-green-day-rob-bank-in-bang-bang-video-w439350

 

Finger Eleven is releasing a video for this song tonight on ET Canada.

 

Top 100 hard rock & metal albums of the 21st century.  Mine would be very different as I’m sure yours would be also

http://loudwire.com/top-100-hard-rock-metal-albums-21st-century/?fb100#photogallery-1=1

 

10 amazing songs by forgotten artist.  Are they trying to say one hit wonders politely?

http://loudwire.com/10-amazing-songs-by-forgotten-bands/

WHAT?

 

New “Beck” video.  I prefer the album “Odelay” released in the ‘90s

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-beck-dance-in-the-streets-in-surreal-wow-video-w439406

 

Alter Bridge acoustic

 

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BUSY DAY, THIS WILL BE VERY BRIEF

I fell asleep to “Nothing but Thieves” the self-titled debut album.  This is a FANTASTIC album!  You can hear a Jeff Buckley & Radiohead influence in it.

 

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No time for much exercise, stuff I need to do around the house.

 

Jonny Depp is doing what now?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/johnny-depp-to-play-notorious-big-investigator-in-film-w438535

 

I guess Clint Eastwood has a movie coming out.  Here’s Consequence of Sound’s review

 

Lamb of God shared it…..

 

There’s a TON of movies I haven’t seen that I just plan to buy on blu-ray

Matt Heafy of “Trivium” plays Wikipedia fact or fiction

 

Why is this new Daft Punk helmet such a big story?

http://www.be-street.com/this-custom-diy-daft-punk-helmet-just-might-be-better-than-the-original/

 

So Tim Tebow, former NFL quarterback, has been signed by the Atlanta Braves baseball organization.  Video inside the link.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/17472058/atlanta-braves-confirm-interest-former-qb-tim-tebow

 

Helmet announce tour & new album!!

http://loudwire.com/helmet-dead-to-the-world-album-fall-2016-tour-dates/

 

Stephen Colbert on the iPhone 7!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-colbert-literally-break-down-new-iphone-7-w438593

 

Former Rage Against The Machine singer, Zach De La Rocha, unleashes new song.  LANGUAGE!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-zack-de-la-rochas-bruising-digging-for-windows-w438589

 

Another new Alter Bridge song.

 

From what I can tell it looks like In Flames is releasing a new studio album as well as a live album & DVD?  They did just release 2 singles

 

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A NETFLIX DOCUMRNTARY GOT ME AGAIN

I fell asleep to ½ of each “Better than Ezra” albums “Deluxe” and “Friction Baby” then I switched to “Barstool Prophets” the album “Crank” & fell asleep finally.

I exercised to “Chevelle” 8 albums on shuffle.

I was very tired today. I got through my exercises, got to the start of my push ups & just didn’t have any gas left in the tank. Somewhat disappointing.

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Sunday night we watched a documentary. A trial of a 47 year old white male who shot at a vehicle, parked at a gas station, deep in the suburbs, with four, unarmed, 17 year olds because he didn’t like their loud rap music. How ridiculous is that? As we were watching the show, I had a thought.

Forget the entire race issue, it was never spoken about during the trial, but it was the elephant in the room. Why does anyone need a gun with them 24/7? Because they’re either a bully or a coward, that’s all. Sure you can argue that it’s a right for American citizens. They already have a lightweight gun control law. It’s not working! We all want to just tighten up the law, not take the guns away. If you’re American & your neighbour doesn’t own a gun, why do you?………..right, because you’re living in fear! Great way to go about your life, constantly looking over shoulder? Is that what American freedom is? If so, that’s pretty sad.

Canada isn’t perfect, but I don’t own a gun & I never have. I know of other people who own guns…………for hunting. Am I afraid of them? NO!

Unless you’re in law enforcement or any branch of the military, why do you need a gun? If you use it for hunting only, that’s fine with me, I eat meat, I prefer to buy it from a grocery store or butcher! If you choose to hunt or fish for your meal, that’s fine by me. My dad went out hunting when I was younger. My grandfather did as well & had a gun rack in the basement I believe. I’ve fired a gun at summer camp, guess what? Nobody died or was shot while I was there.

What’s this God given right about carrying a loaded weapon with you 24/7? Here’s the hint America, yes, it’s a right, but it’s not needed! It’s all about responsibility. If I go into a public venue & see a civilian with a firearm. I’m leaving, it’s not needed in any way, shape, or form.

I’m sure some American gun owners would say ‘Well the kids at Sandy Hook Elementary would have been fine if they each had a gun’. NO NRA, NO!

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big Wreck shared it…..

REALLY CHECK IT OUT!!!!!!! THESE KIDS ARE INCREDIBLE!!!

I adore the first 3 Radiohead albums! This is from the first album & this guy nails it.

That’s flat out discrimination against LGBT! Even the fact that people, REAL PEOPLE must have this label attached to them isn’t right. You don’t have to be a member to support the LGBT community!

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/08/why-the-courts-cant-save-trans-kids/494687/?utm_source=rsfb

Article with Paul McCartney

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/paul-mccartney-talks-vip-soundcheck-shows-its-a-tribal-ritual-w433307

Alter Bridge shared it. It’s a description of how the song came together.

Opeth studio update no. 4 Bass recordings

I like “Home Free” but I don’t really care for country music, some of it’s OK to me though!

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HEADACHES

I fell asleep to many albums, Brewster continually jumped off of the bed throughout the night. “Them Crooked Vultures”, “Lacuna Coil” the album “Delirium”, & “Tremonti” the album “Dust”

There are 2 or 3 more that I can’t remember. I didn’t sleep much & Kim slept less. Brewster’s fine, he’s sleeping of course!

I exercised to “Coheed & Cambria” ½ of the album “The Colour Before the Sun”, “Queens of the Stone Age” the entire album “Songs for the Deaf”, then ½ of “Candlebox” “Love Stories & Other Musings”

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I get very nervous when I have a headache. Sunday, February 3rd 2008 was the most painful headache I’ve ever had & it was on the back, near my neck at the bottom of my skull. Then on that Tuesday I was rushed to the hospital & diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer.

I had a mild headache Tuesday night & it was still there Wednesday morning. I was freaking out to myself. Kim gave me some Tylenol & it went away. Normal mild headache by my forehead. I was nervous until it quickly went away after the Tylenol.

I guess The Tragically Hip will be in Regina August 20th at The Capital.

I turned this on yesterday. I miss these guys. We played at least 3 shows with them when they toured across Canada, from Ontario. I really like the 2 albums I have of their’s. Too bad they broke up after 2 albums & a crap load of touring. I was pulling for them to make it big. Really good guys & a really good live band!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/deaf-leading-the-blind/id385897924

I’d go to this but they’re only hitting Toronto on this tour?

http://theprettyreckless.com/

Consequence of Sounds Gerber & Gerber review of “Sausage Party”. The first R-Rated animated movie featuring Seth Rogen.

Anthrax will preform on Seth Myers late night talk show!

http://loudwire.com/anthrax-late-night-with-seth-meyers/

Great, another gender switch in a reboot of a movie we’ve seen? Because we need more of those?

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/rihanna-joins-all-female-cast-for-oceans-eleven-offshoot-w433855

I’m Canadian so the election doesn’t mean much to me. They’ve got their guns to protect themselves against EVERYTHING………………there may have been a MOUNTAIN of sarcasm there!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/hillary-clinton-slams-trumps-casual-inciting-of-violence-w433815

How many of these 100 albums from the ’90s do you own? I own 25 & this is one of them below. I’m Canadian, lot’s of my ’90s music is Canadian groups that aren’t on this list.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-best-albums-of-the-nineties-20110427/counting-crows-august-and-everything-after-20110516

Example!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Released in 1992

Released in 1996

Released in 1998

Charles Manson brought the 1960s to a halt in August of 1969.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/pictures/charlie-on-demand-10-things-to-read-watch-and-hear-on-charles-manson-w433351

The Daily Show

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-trevor-noah-discuss-zika-virus-olympics-sh-tshow-w433753

Green Day give details on new album & have released a single.

http://loudwire.com/green-day-revolution-radio-album-details-bang-bang-lyric-video/

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MY STATUS UPDATE

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NO, I DO NOT FOLLOW CANADIAN POLITICS AT ALL! As a person with a physical disability, what the Republican Presidential nominee did by mocking people with disabilities does not anger me or the fact that I am physically disabled. I don’t really think of myself as disabled & I’m sure that many others who are mentally or physically disabled don’t think of it either. What that disrespectful mocking did was exactly what this election is about. He separated people more instead of bringing people together. He made it clear, there’s him, 400 feet of crap, upper class, middle class, lower class, 400 feet of crap & everyone else. My legs work, just not for a long period of time. I’ll take a stand for those who can’t, literally & figuratively. It’s disrespectful & does not warrant any gain for ANYONE! I feel bad for Americans, in that some of them support Donald Trump. Remember, he mocked EVERYONE that has a disability! That includes any member of the military who has fought for the country & that anyone can vote in an election.

A broken bone or whatever will heal. A vote for Hillary will never be taken away! I may be Canadian but #ImWithHer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I could easily get mad & go on a long rant about him, call him names & such, but that wont help ANYTHING!

My back is still wonky I tried doing 20 push ups on Monday & my back yelled at me to stop! Sitting around watching movies, TV, & Netflix or reading gets really boring for me………………….fast! Stupid back! I want to do something! This is nonsense, I’m bored!!!! I tried some frozen corn on my back but it didn’t work & we don’t have frozen peas? Do peas work better?

90 hard rock & metal albums of the 1990s

http://loudwire.com/top-hard-rock-metal-albums-1990s/

New Alter Bridge song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://blog.siriusxm.com/2016/07/25/alter-bridge-premieres-new-song-show-me-a-leader-exclusively-on-octane/

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/listen-to-new-alter-bridge-song-show-me-a-leader/

Album release October 7th.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

.more John Oliver

In Flames is going on tour in the UK………………….but they’re opening for Disturbed & headliner Avenged Sevenfold.

Opeth studio update on the future album “Sorceress”

From this list & my personal list, I have nothing music wise coming out for me?

http://loudwire.com/vote-most-anticipated-release-august-2016/

So I guess Sharon & Ozzy are all good now

http://loudwire.com/ozzy-osbourne-claims-marriage-sharon-osbourne-back-on-track/

Sorry but it’s not really “breaking news” if a mass shooting happens every 4 or 5 days. It’s sad & just regular news at this point.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/two-dead-14-injured-in-fort-myers-nightclub-shooting-w430664

The Agonist shared it….

Yay, another really good A Capella group. 7th Avenue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If there is ever a show near us with Pentatonix or 7th Avenue in the lineup, I’d pee a bit & buy a ticket ASAP! I’d try to get my priorities straight but I don’t think my bladder could wait?

This is great! I have another solution for this problem. If you’re a civilian & not hunting, why do you need a gun? If you pull a gun out while the police are present, what do you think they’ll do? If you don’t carry a gun, the police have no reason to protect themselves with a gun? Imagine how simple that would be?

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/news/michael-jordan-speaks-out-against-police-shootings-w430808

10 classic albums reviewed by Rolling Stone magazine.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/10-classic-albums-rolling-stone-originally-panned-w429731/weezer-pinkerton-1996-w429756

What did Radiohead singer, Thom Yorke, ever do to this “Christian” group?

http://www.nme.com/news/radiohead/95229?utm_campaign=nme-daily-25th-jul-25-07-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

I haven’t been a fan of Radiohead since the release of their 4th album “Kid A”, but I wouldn’t be calling Thom Yorke all of these names!

If & when you are intoxicated, here are a few songs I recommend you sing.

Do a mash up of the next 2 songs

I have become (Comfortably Numb) to this world”

If your name is Rachel Gianoli you sing this……….

Please don’t sing this song if I’m within eye sight?

You’ll wake up the next day & someone will tell you “Hey you sang that Chewbakah song last night” you don’t want to know that. You’ll get angry along with your hangover. Right there you have the makings of a bad day! Drink responsibly………………..YOU’RE WELCOME!!!

Disturbed make friends with police officers.

http://loudwire.com/disturbed-honored-mansfield-police-department/ LANGUAGE IN THE VIDEO INSIDE THE LINK!!!!!!! When Disturbed comes on the radio, which I rarely listen to, I turn the radio off.

I’ll take the original any day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

33 years ago Metallica released their debut album “Kill ’em All”

http://loudwire.com/metallica-kill-em-all-anniversary/

36 years ago AC/DC released “Back in Black” after the death of original singer Bon Scott

http://loudwire.com/acdc-back-in-black-anniversary/

Lamb of God shared it…..

There’s been a lot of “Chevelle” & “Candlebox” being played in this house lately!!!

Jimmy Kimmel in couples counseling with Matt Damon. Hilarious!D

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-matt-damon-jimmy-kimmel-return-to-couples-counseling-w430927

Done, preordered on iTunes!

http://loudwire.com/alter-bridge-the-last-hero-album-show-me-a-leader-lyric-video/

The Agonist have a new song & there are preorders available for a physical copy, nothing on iTunes yet.

I’ll preorder the rest of the album when possible!

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EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL/ JULY 1, CANADA DAY!!!!

I fell asleep to “Sum 41” half of the album “Screaming Bloody Murder”, then the entire “Stitched Up Heart” “Never Alone” album, woke up to tinkle. Came back to bed & listened to “Megadeth” the latest album “Dystopia”

I exercised to “Chevelle” everything. Stereo wasn’t working? I played a www.youtube.com mix of Chevelle. New album 8 days away!

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Exercise total for 4 days ; 5250 crunches, 490 leg lifts, 250 squats, & 200 like push ups. Let me “Break it down” for you.

This is during a normal 5 day week. 1500 crunches, 140 leg lifts, 80 squats, & 50 push ups, 5 days a week. I’ve got the time for that & no, I don’t get paid for that, well I guess disability & EI checks pay me for that. My left hand is still quite shaky but I can hold things with it if I hold them against my torso. When I add an exercise, of course it takes me longer. So all of that takes me 2-2 ½ hours a day. I like to get started by 8:00 am usually if not earlier. Get it done & out of the way! I had a week that I was procrastinating my exercise. Not this week though! Just a day of feeling a little quizy, threw off my numbers a bit. 80 squats a day now instead of 60, yet my dominant leg, right leg, looks like chicken wing bone? My left calf is slightly larger. I’m still 240 pounds, I think it’s my fat turning into muscle? I know I was 265 when I got sick & I still didn’t look terribly overweight really. I’m much thinner now!

You know how your shampoo bottle says to use a dime amount to wash your hair? I don’t have much hair so I use a nickle of shampoo, that’s half of the recommendation……….or ……………wait………I screwed it up a nickle is bigger than a dime, my bad!

30 wild David Bowie duets!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/30-wild-david-bowie-duets-and-collaborations-20160111/mick-jagger-dancing-in-the-street-1985-20160111

How do they not include this in the list??????

Big Wreck shared it….

AWESOME!!! If I never see a cell phone at a concert again, that would be FANTASTIC!

http://loudwire.com/apple-granted-patent-technology-block-photos-recording-at-concerts/

This show was ruined for me as I watched through a strangers cell phone! Guess what’s out now? A concert DVD/blu-ray filmed at Wembley stadium on iTunes. Hahahahahaha!!

Comedians you should know. Courtesy of the Consequence of Sound LANGUAGE!!!!

Kelly Clarkson shared it…

I didn’t even know this was coming?

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/see-justin-timberlake-anna-kendricks-trolls-in-first-trailer-20160629

This kid can easily out play me!

Rock stars with rock star siblings

http://loudwire.com/rocker-siblings/#photogallery-1=9

Corey Taylor, Slipknot & Stone Sour vocalist, is just a mess right now.

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-hard-fall-onstage-slipknot-atlanta-show/

No this is very far from the usual Slipknot or Stone Sour.

Article with Chevelle!!! Also a new song inside the link!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7423888/chevelle-rivers-north-corridor-exclusive

Try this? Everyone put your gun away for one day & stuff like this might not happen? Why did the guy have an AK-47 to begin with? Oh, you have that right to be armed 24/7. That seems to be working out great……………………NOT! Our world flipped a switch years ago & became a nasty place!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/orlando-releases-police-logs-from-night-of-pulse-shooting-20160630

Wait “Weezer” covered a song off of “OK Computer” by Radiohead?

Disturbed albums ranked. I haven’t listened to Disturbed since I heard the 3rd album “10,000 Fists”. I played it once & I’m pretty sure that’s the last time I listened to. Other people are fans & that’s fine with me!

http://loudwire.com/disturbed-albums-ranked/

18 years ago “System of a Down” released their self titled debut album.

http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-self-titled-album-anniversary/

Would you like a drum kit used for the song “Love Me Do” by The Beatles? If so, it’s going to be up for auction.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/beatles-love-me-do-drum-kit-to-be-sold-at-auction-20160630

Happy Canada Day tomorrow! I’ll catch you on Sunday with a Weekend Update!

FYI – If Trump is voted in as President, Canadians will build a wall & make Trump pay for it or Americans in general.  Happy tax hike!  Now who do you want to vote for?

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INDEPENDENCE . I’M NOT MAD OR ANGRY, I’M FRUSTRATED!

I fell asleep to “The Pretty Reckless” the album “Going to Hell” LANGUAGE!!!

I exercised to “Big Wreck” 4 studio albums, a live EP, & a concert I downloaded for free of them playing 21 songs from the first 2 albums with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. You can’t buy that anywhere.

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Monday night I saw the Batman vs. Superman movie. That was a big/loud response from the DC comics franchise to the Marvel comics franchise. For me Batman vs. Superman was hands down better than any Marvel movie & the Marvel movies are really good as well! If you’re on the fence about seeing this movie, get over it & see it! I went in with high expectations & the movie surpassed my expectations! REALLY amazing!

I exercise like mad so I can be more independent. At this point I’m confident I can do more than people think. When I first left the rehabilitation center, I was extremely weak. Our dinner plates were even too heavy for me to lift one of them. Now when I unload the dish washer I grab 3 of them to put away.

I don’t want to be a burden for anyone. I asked Kim for a ride to the movie theater since she had told me she didn’t want to see that movie. All I heard in response was “No, nobody is going to do that.”. She was afraid something might happen to me, because she loves me & I don’t have a cell phone. OK, why do I need a cell phone to be more independent? There was a time before when payphones didn’t even exist, what did those people do? “All my life” I’ve been told I can do anything I want/need to if I put my mind to it. Now so many people, not just my fantastic worrisome wife, are saying “Whoa, you can’t do that?!” Why? Trust me, if I say I can’t or can do it, there’s probably a reason that I’d say that. “Really? 8 or 9 years ago I’d be fine, but now that I’m physically disabled I can’t?” Holy mixed messages Batman! I’ve listened to suggestions from others & that’s great! I’ve chosen to do some & to let the other ones sit & wait.

What’s the point of me busting my butt 5 days a week if I’m being told I can’t do something? How will I learn what I can & can’t do? I learn by failing & trying something different the next time. I’ve been to that movie theater 100s of times in the last 20 years, I know it & I now how to manage myself there, able or disabled. A phone is going to save my life? Since when? I don’t have spider man senses that alert me if something bad is going to happen? Let me fail so I can learn how to succeed! If I say “Hey, I think I can do this?” Let me try, if I can’t do it, I’ll ask for help? I want to be more independent, but now everyone tells me I can’t, but from February 5th 2008 to July 26th 2012 I could do anything. How about for once I’ll tell you what I can or can’t do???

I know me & my limitations. Nobody else does, not even Kim. Thanks Kim, I know you didn’t want to see it, but thank you for taking me. I LOVE YOU!!! MORE THAN YOU’LL EVER KNOW!!!!

I took the rest of my frustration to my exercise & the numbers went up; 1500 crunches, 100 leg lifts, & 60 squats. Yes I’m sore, out of breath, sweaty, & tired. Am I not living up to anyone’s expectations, I don’t know? It sure feels like I’m not! I could sit on the couch all day, just whining & complaining, but that wont fix anything or I could exercise like a mad man & get better. I’m 36 years old, please stop treating me like a child? I’ve listen to everybody for too long. I’ll deal with this cancer $#@$%^$@ “my way”! Please don’t hold me back? What’s the worst that could happen? DEATH! Good grief, the doctors told everyone I would die February 5th, 2008, & they were wrong. I’m here and some people don’t approve of what I’m doing, so I change it, now these other people aren’t happy with what I’m doing to fix this situation. OK, I can’t make everyone happy all of the time. How about I focus on making myself, Kim, our family & close friends happy? Is that OK? “I’ve got to sink before I swim”!

I know this is all out of love & I do appreciate the concern from everyone, but I’ve got this.

I’m not really a fan of award shows, mostly because I have a 2% chance of knowing who the people are since many of them aren’t what I listen to. Video inside the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/justin-bieber-slams-fake-awards-shows-20160523

Why is this such a big deal? Transgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, straight, black, white, brown, male or female these are all real people? It seems to be the “in” thing at the moment to be against someone who is not of the same race, religion or sexuality. Why?

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/why-hillary-clintons-church-is-facing-a-major-lgbt-schism-20160523

Noel Gallagher news on solo album, most known as the guitarist in Oasis.

http://www.nme.com/news/noel-gallagher/93748?utm_campaign=nme-daily-24th-may-24-05-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Yet another article with Mark Tremonti.

http://australianhysteria.com.au/tremonti-from-dust-til-dawn/

Jimmy Fallon, Jennifer Lawrence, & John Oliver play “True Confessions” on the Tonight Show.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-jennifer-lawrence-john-oliver-play-true-confessions-with-jimmy-fallon-20160524

James Corden, Carpool karaoke with director J.J. Abrams

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-chewbacca-mom-carpool-with-j-j-abrams-james-corden-20160524

Gord Downie, singer for Canadian rock musicians “The Tragically Hip”, has terminal brain cancer.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tragically-hip-singer-gord-downie-diagnosed-with-terminal-brain-cancer-20160524

Remember him for what he has done, not how he died. Mourn his passing for as long as you need. Then look at what he’s left for all of us.

Radiohead perform 2 older songs live. They haven’t played these songs live since 2009!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-radiohead-play-creep-live-for-first-time-in-seven-years-20160523#ixzz49WnrRpfK LANGUAGE IN THE VIDEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wait, WHAT??? Pantera’s song “Walk” covered in the style of a reggae song?

http://loudwire.com/pantera-walk-reggae-mash-up-andy-rehfeldt/

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iTUNES

I tried to fall asleep to “Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals” the newest album “Call it What it is”

Didn’t do the trick switched to “Barenaked Ladies” the 2nd album “Maybe You Should Drive”

That didn’t work either, then I finally fell asleep to”Blue Rodeo” the album “Greatest Hits Part 1”

I exercised to “Chevelle” all albums on shuffle

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Late start to my day. Kim left for work at 7:00 am, I didn’t roll , my lazy butt out of bed until 8:30 am. I much prefer getting up before 8:00 am so I can get things done. For me this is a day of rushing around the place to do what’s needed after my exercises.

I can’t remember what European country it was, iTunes was ruled by a judge that iTunes is illegal since 2013 or 2014. Because you can burn a CD on it. Apple now sells lap-top computers without a CD, DVD or Blu-ray drive. That sounds more illegal than banning the use of iTunes all together. I’m sure the people at Apple could just not include the burning software?

Say you’re sitting around the house & an older song pops into your head maybe you heard it in passing or on a commercial and you say to yourself “Hey, I’ve got that on CD! I should put it on my iPod!” wait, you can’t because you have a new Apple lap top with no CD drive in it. So now you’re going to add the album to your streaming service or buy it on iTunes. More money for Apple (The Rich) & less for you (The not nearly as rich), this sounds illegal to me. Apple is now checking the info on the music you put on your personal iTunes & we’re not allowed to borrow or burn mix CDs because it is now illegal? What was the movie I saw just a few years ago with Ashton Kutcher who made a mix CD for Natalie Portman’s character on her period?

Comedy album anyone?

http://loudwire.com/jim-breuer-and-the-loud-rowdy-mr-rock-n-roll-featuring-acdc-brian-johnson/

Pentatonix shared it, again…………….

Masterpiece review courtesy of The Consequence of Sound. This is when Radiohead took a big dive for me. This is their third album after the very FANTASTIC “The Bends” followed by the oh so AWESOME/MIND BLOWING “OK Computer”

For the record I’m not a fan of Kiss, Motley Crue, or Sixx AM. Gene Simmons is & will be known as the most outspoken musician in history, Kanye West will be a close 2nd . I don’t listen to any of them. They’re the ones who have the celebrity platform to say what they want, when they want. You can choose to listen or avoid it.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/paul-stanley-nikki-sixx-spar-over-gene-simmons-prince-comments-20160517

Typical 0 Canadian dates not even the 3 or 4 that most do. Toronto, Montreal, maybe Calgary, & Vancouver. Rarely in Saskatchewan or Manitoba either. Ah, well?

http://loudwire.com/chevelle-more-summer-2016-tour-dates/

Myles Kennedy (Slash/Alter Bridge), Run DMC, & John Moyer (Disturbed bassist) team up for song regarding gun violence. More people need to speak up on this issue in the USA!

http://loudwire.com/darryl-dmc-mcdaniels-myles-kennedy-john-moyer-flames-song-gun-violence/

This hasn’t aired here yet Ellen Degeneres with Drake. Video inside the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-drake-jared-leto-play-never-have-i-ever-on-ellen-20160518

This gets me excited! 2016 reunion of “Rage Against The Machine” could possibly happen?

http://loudwire.com/rage-against-the-machine-countdown-clock-website/

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alice in Chains & Lenny Kravitz to open on the Guns n’ Roses tour

http://loudwire.com/guns-n-roses-select-alice-in-chains-lenny-kravitz-open-not-in-this-lifetime-shows/

If you ask me? I’d go to see the opener, and leave when the opener was done. It’s subjective & the only reason there’s any info on Guns n’ Roses is because I know that many people are BIG fans of them.

OK that’s fine. It doesn’t take a decade to release an album the same way Axl & friends did with “Chinese Democracy”. Yes Donald Trump has made a joke of the political system in the USA.

http://loudwire.com/maynard-james-keenan-donald-trump-idiocracy-no-longer-comedy/

Article from Guitar World with Mark Tremonti. The new Alter Bridge album will contain 14 new tracks!

http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-news-interviews/mark-tremonti-talks-gear-and-new-album-dust/29129

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WEEKEND UPDATE

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Ah, another video from Todd “Deuce” Bryanton

Best post 1990s song by Radiohead?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/weekend-rock-question-whats-radioheads-best-post-1990s-song-20160513

Released in 2000

Muse shared it again if you missed it…….

Article regarding Mark Tremonti’s “Cauterize” & “Dust” albums

http://www.radiomonash.net/2016/05/13/tremontis-cauterize-dust-greatest-double-album-ever-released/

Article with Eddie Vedder & Phil Donahue in conversation

http://www.mensjournal.com/entertainment/articles/watch-eddie-vedder-and-phil-donahue-talk-about-the-personal-costs-of-war-w205361

Pentatonix shared it…..

Alter Bridge are know planning to release their new album in September. A Much more realistic release date than sometime in June!

On this day in 2007 Megadeth released their 11th studio album “United Abominations”

Stone Temple Pilots play a show with singer Justin Wright. WHO? Apparently it’s a one time thing

http://loudwire.com/stone-temple-pilots-perform-justin-wright-california-show/

15 underrated Alter Bridge songs

http://whatculture.com/music/15-most-criminally-underrated-alter-bridge-songs-you-must-hear

Their underrated as a band because nobody in North America has a clue as to who they are. Musically, I need to move to Europe where most people enjoy the stuff I like & where some of my favourite bands go on tour.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds album is titled “Chasing Yesterday” = welcome to our lives

Busy day , sorry, gotta run!

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EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL

I fell asleep to “The Watchmen” first I listened to the entire album “Silent Radar” then put on the album “In the Trees”. First a track from “In the Trees”

I’m a BIG fan of The Watchmen, originally out of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Now they tour once in a while, no new music from them since the early to mid 2000s & are now in Ontario.

I exercised to “Corrosion of Conformity” 7 albums on shuffle.

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Exercise total for the week; 6000 crunches, 1200 crunches 5 days a week, 40 each day, only 4 days this week 160 leg lifts, & 110 squats, 30 one day then 40 today & yesterday. Monday I only did my crunches.

At first I hated exercising. Now if I miss a day, which hasn’t happened other than the week I took a break from it, I feel like I’ve “wasted the day”. That entire week seemed like a waste to me. I felt guilty that I was sitting on my butt reading on my Kindle or watching TV. That’s what weekends are for.

I’m OK with Mondays, it’s Thursdays that get me. A Thursday is not hump day or Friday. I always think “DAG NAM IT! It’s only Thursday, one more day to go!”

This week has been totally backwards for me. I started off feeling tired & lazy. As the week went on, I seemed to get more energy with every passing day. Which means I had the energy to increase the number of squats I do, only 10 more but it felt like a step in the right direction!

Pre-ordered “Chevelle” last night & got this tune with the pre-order

More thoughts from Mark Tremonti.

http://bravewords.com/features/tremonti-people-who-think-theyre-the-best-die-just-like-the-rest

Kongos shared it, I have it on pre-order………

Be safe Regina

http://leaderpost.com/storyline/be-on-alert-a-man-in-a-car-has-been-approaching-teen-girls-in-south-regina

That’s a lot of metal all at once!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/black-sabbath-slipknot-headline-ozzfest-knotfest-weekend-20160512

Halestorm announcement

“SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Our RSD 2016 release, “Into The Wild Live: Chicago” is now available to download and stream!”

A different opinion/review on the new Radiohead album

Netflix & Chill courtesy of “Consequence of Sound”.

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It’s coming back, just different segments. I do miss the Friday group discussion though, it got tanked?

Alter Bridge update from the studio

“11 songs down. 3 to go. Tracking with Elvis and Jeff.” This is Myles doing the vocals! “I want it now”! With the lack of Tool & Foo Fighters on hiatus, take Tremonti & Alter Bridge!

At least Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne are civil in this appearance

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/osbournes-talk-ozzfest-return-ozzys-retirement-20160513

Just for my mother! I’d play this on my guitar all of the time & she got tired of it & Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” that I’d play also. Both sans solo.

Then I’d just play random Foo Fighters’ songs

U2 in Paris after the attacks

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-u2-evoke-resilience-after-paris-attacks-in-concert-film-trailer-20160513

I’ll be a U2, Barenaked Ladies, & Foo Fighters fan forever.

U2 was my first favourite group, Barenaked Ladies were my first concert, & Foo Fighters took over my first favourite band roll in High School. 1992 I saw Barenaked Ladies for my first concert at the age of 12.

Drake on Jimmy Fallon before tomorrow’s SNL

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-drake-talk-mini-drake-meme-play-faceketball-on-fallon-20160513

Pentatonix shared a remix of “Can’t Sleep Love”

Ian Fletcher Thornley playing Big Wreck’s “Control” live

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